1730 5A ST., SW, UNIT 401, CLIFF BUNGALOW, CALGARY
ASKING PRICE $849,000
SELLING PRICE $724,700
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $830,000 (2010)
DAYS ON MARKET 41
TAXES $4,149 (2014)
FEES $890 a month
LISTING AGENT Dennis Plintz, Sotheby's International Realty Canada
The Action: This 1,400-square-foot penthouse in Cliff Bungalow was originally priced to cover what the seller bought it for in 2010 but after a month and a half on the market and a price reduction to $799,900an offer of $724,700 was accepted.
What They Got: This two-bedroom unit is on the top floor of the four-storey Tweed building, built in 2009 just down the street from shops and restaurants of 17th Street and a short walk downtown.
An open layout accommodates a spacious kitchen lined with white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
The master bedroom has walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom, one of three in the unit.
The unit comes with two parking spaces, a storage locker and ensuite laundry.
The Sale: Listed just a week before Christmas – traditionally one of the slowest periods for home sales – timing didn't work to this home's advantage.
Listing documents made an enthusiastic attempt to outline the unit's merits, highlighting its "impressive living space" in a "boutique building on a quiet tree-lined street."
The interior was described as featuring a "classic and contemporary open layout." A low-ball offer made in late January clinched the deal.
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